How the world lives, works and plays.
After Mexican hospital explosion, babies suffering life-threatening burns could be airlifted to Texas
Thursday's gas truck explosion at a Mexico City maternity hospital killed three people, including two babies.
Is the NFL moving to London?
American football mulls a franchise abroad.
In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time
A new US law could expedite vaccine development through public-private partnerships.
It looks like Americans might be stuck eating Hershey's from now on
Or there's about to be a booming black-market trade in Cadbury eggs.
Ebola’s public health message: Sanitation is critical to containing the disease
Commentary: Running water and flushing toilets would make a huge difference in blocking the spread of infectious diseases.
In Peru, surfing the world's longest wave
Windswept and remote, with just a trickle of tourists, Chicama is surfing's holy grail.
Why King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave
Your questions answered.
Pope Francis, Dostoyevsky and the tears of a child
Analysis: Francis' improvisational style empowers him to speak beautifully about humanity's moral problems. It can also backfire.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
Myanmar’s most dazzling and dangerous festival (PHOTOS)
A mix of gas and pyrotechnics to celebrate the end of the monsoon season.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
Inside Cairo's coffee houses, where Egyptian men go to meet their 'second wives'
Every man has his 'ahwa,' a place where he goes to catch up on neighborhood gossip, smoke shisha and talk with friends — and a place where women are not welcome.
Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert
The suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large. Meanwhile, fresh protests broke out in Pakistan where thousands gathered to chant angry slogans and burn French flags.
Why Saudi Arabia is so afraid of Raif Badawi
The kingdom is waging a war on dissent.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'
France defends freedom of speech after violent protests
Meanwhile, jittery European nations stepped up security in the wake of last week's attacks in France that claimed 17 lives.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Oil money is making pro soccer look a little different
Five of the 20 richest clubs in Europe are sponsored by a Gulf company.
Pain and gain: Inside the world of Australia’s female body builders
Badass women building figures out of solid muscle now rule this formerly male-dominated sport.
South Korea has a free speech problem
Sure it’s a democracy and close US ally, as long as you don’t say anything nice about its arch-enemy.
France's determined response to terror has given Hollande a boost
The French are celebrating ‘fraternité’ like it's 1945, but unity will be hard to maintain.
Want to go to Cuba from the US? Here are 6 tips to decipher the new rules
You might think the new rules, which will took effect as part of a historic shift in Cuba policy under Obama, are a little confusing. They could be deliberately so.
Pope Francis stresses religious inclusion in trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines
Francis is restoring the image of the pope as a moral statesman on the world stage.
Watch as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their insane free climb up El Capitan
No one has ever done this before.
What will supporters think of Charlie Hebdo once they actually read it?
A paper with a relatively small circulation and funding problems just a week ago, Charlie Hebdo now finds itself with broad support. Will it last?
Here’s a meth cook who’s helping boost Mexico’s drug traffic to the US
Meet Bernardo. The US deported him to Mexico. Now he's making big money cooking crystal meth to help serve a vast American market of addicts.